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Letters to Cynthia - 3

21 August 2018
Art, Exhibitions

The final entry in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

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Letters to Cynthia - 2

21 August 2018
Art, Exhibitions

The second in a series of "letters" from Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

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Letters to Cynthia - 1

21 August 2018
Art, Exhibitions

Here is the first in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

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In the Frame: “Numb” by Lisa Biles

28 July 2018
Art

Our work placement student (and aspiring artist) Shannon looked at "Numb" by artist Lisa Biles, the first artwork to greet you when you visit the Museum of the Mind. 

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Artist in Focus VIII - Cynthia Pell

18 July 2018
Art, Exhibitions

Find out more about the life and work of artist Cynthia Pell. 

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“Sleep” by Bryan Charnley

14 March 2018
Art

Celebrate World Sleep Day with Brian Charnley’s ‘Sleep’…..

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“Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane” by Richard Dadd

23 January 2018
Art

Guest blogger Olivia Bladen turns the spotlight onto Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane, one of the lesser known works of the Victorian fairy painter and Bethlem patient Richard Dadd. 

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Objects of Obsession

09 January 2018
News and Events

Royal Academician Cornelia Parker reflects on the Bethlem Museum of the Mind artwork that has inspired her as part of a new digital series in partnership with the Royal Academy and The Space

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Loose Threads 2

11 May 2017
Archives, History

The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called in to to question...

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Loose Threads 1

03 May 2017
Archives, History

A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.

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“Dancing Cats” by Stanley Lench

21 April 2017
Art, Exhibitions

"Scaling the Citadel" curator Rebecca Lodge takes a deeper look at one of Stanley Lench's earliest works, "Dancing Cats." 

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Curating Stanley Lench

28 February 2017
Archives, Exhibitions

Curator and former Bethlem Museum registrar Rebecca Lodge talks about her excitment at being invited back to create this wonderful exhibition. 

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Hospital Snapshots 12

03 February 2017
Archives, History

With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning. 

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Edward King: A Life in Art - A Review

25 November 2016
Art, Exhibitions

A look in to the rising recognition of art to mental health in our cultural institutions, by Bethlem Museum volunteer Georgina. 

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Three

07 November 2016
Archives, History

For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...

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